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Voting Rights Act of 1964
Transcript of Voting Rights Act of 1964
Before the Voting Rights Act
In 1964, white and black workers were spread around the South. Blacks started trying to register and participate in voting. But, whites started doing violence to the blacks in result. Martin Luther King Jr and President Lyndon Johnson teamed up to try to end this mess.
Civil Rights Act
King started a demonstration in Selma, Alabama. There were two whites at the march and they were found and killed. After that, President Johnson put out the Civil Rights act of 1964.
Voting Rights Act
On August 6, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965. His quote on the passing of the act was remembered by many people:
" the vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking injustice and destroying the terrible wall which imprison men because they are different from other men "
Signing of the Voting Rights Act